Doris A. Hughes

Doris A. Hughes, 87, of Walbridge, Ohio and formerly of Millbury, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at the Cleveland Clinic after a brief illness. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Dilgart and Mabel (Hawkins) Shull. She met the love of her life, Thomas E. Hughes, and they were married in Toledo, Ohio on October 15, 1954. They shared 41 years together, until his death in 1995.
Doris was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother that enjoyed being around her family and sharing their many activities. She had also worked as a nurse’s aide in the newborn nursery at St. Charles Hospital. Doris was an active member of the Northwood Church of God where she was a long-time member and past president of the Golden Eagles and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible school. She was a member of the Christian Women’s Club, the Walbridge Senior Citizens, and a former member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Millbury, Ohio. Doris was an avid reader, currently immersed in Amish lifestyle writings and a devoted flower gardener.
Doris is survived by her children, John (Karen) Hughes, Carole (Scott) Brennan and Jeffrey (Mary) Hughes, grandchildren, Robert Hughes, Kevin Hughes, Kristin (Edward Powell) Romaker, Justin (Kelly) Romaker, Jordan Brennan, Whitney, Kayla, Chelsea and Logan Hughes, Lacey and Kayla Houk, seventeen great grandchildren, son-in-law, David McCauley and a host of extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, David T. Hughes, and brothers, Wade and John Shull.
Visitation for Doris will be held from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Monday, April 24, 2023 at the Witzler-Shank-Walker Funeral Home, 701 N. Main St., Walbridge, OH, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 PM. Interment will follow in the Lake Township Cemetery, Millbury. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN, 38105, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH, 43551. Online condolences may be shared at


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